Liverpool stun Manchester City, Arsenal tame Everton

City fail to close gap on leaders after stunning strikes from Henderson and Coutinho while Arsenal win to go third.

Captain Henderson had given Liverpool the lead [Getty Images]
Captain Henderson had given Liverpool the lead [Getty Images]

Philippe Coutinho scored a late winner against Manchester City at Anfield for the second straight season as Liverpool won 2-1 to dent the champions’ chances of hauling in Premier League leader Chelsea.

EPL top-scorers
17 Diego Costa (Chelsea)                 
     Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)   14 Charlie Austin (QPR)  
      Harry Kane (Tottenham)        
12 Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)

The in-form Brazilian playmaker capped another impressive display by curling in a superb shot from 25 meters in the 75th minute.

Captain Jordan Henderson scored a similar goal to put Liverpool ahead in the 11th and although Edin Dzeko equalised in the 25th after a slick move, City was sluggish in a match it needed to win to keep the pressure on Chelsea.

Meanwhile, Arsenal moved up to third with a 2-0 victory against Everton.

Arsenal got over Wednesday’s 3-1 home defeat by AS Monaco in the Champions League when France striker Olivier Giroud, who missed a glut of chances in that loss, swept in a corner after 39 minutes in a tight game against Everton at the Emirates Stadium.

Substitute Tomas Rosicky added a late second with a long- range strike to make sure of the win for the north London side.

Victory meant Arsene Wenger’s team leapfrogged Manchester United in the table and moved to 51 points, four behind second-placed City. Liverpool nudged ahead of Southampton into fifth, a further three points adrift.

Source : AP

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